Creative Every Day Check-In: March 8 – 14

March 8th, 2010

This weekly check-in post is a place for Creative Every Day Challenge participants to share their creative activities.

Join in the Challenge: You can sign up for the  2010 Creative Every Day Challenge anytime! Find out more and fill out the sign-up form here to join in!

Ways to share: Once you've signed up, you can leave a comment on this post and/or use the "Mr. Linky" widget below to link to a blog post(s) about your creative activities during the days of 3/8/10 - 3/14/10.

The widget below is an optional method of sharing your creativity that makes it easier for others to check out what you're up to. You can use it to link to a blog post (or posts) or flickr image during the week listed. Or if you have a bunch of posts and don't want to link to all of them, you can link to your main blog page once. Do it in a way that makes sense and is fun for you! If you're unsure about how to use the widget, check out the "How to use the Mr. Linky widget" section on the Creative Every Day Challenge page. (If you're reading this in a RSS reader or email subscription, you will not see the "Mr. Linky widget", so click on over to the blog to use it.) If the Mr. Linky widget is missing from this blog post, it's probably a problem with their server and it will come back as soon as it's fixed. You can always leave your link in the comments.

You can also take advantage of the great CED flickr group to post your images and see what others are up to. If you're on Twitter, there's a growing Twitter list of CED participants and you can use the hashtag #CED2010 to help others find your Creative Every Day tweets!

Theme: The (totally optional) theme for March is Stories. I'll be posting about the theme throughout the month and you can feel free to use it to inspire your creations, follow your own muse, or do some combination. You can find out more about this month's theme and some prompts to get you started with it here.

Happy Creating!

There have been great societies that did not use the wheel, but there have been no societies that did not tell stories. —Ursula K. LeGuin

14 Responses

I had no idea how inspiring this month’s theme of stories would be – it’s taken me to all sorts of places this week on my blog.

Well, I started last week by doing a short story on my daily postcard. I have found though that trying to create to the theme ties me up somewhat so after that one attempt I have resumed just”going with the flow”. That said, I did have all sorts of stories flow through my mind. My husband grocery shopped for me which made him my knight in shining armour. And a red hawk came to visit me, resting in the tall pine tree outside my window. What a beauty. There are stories all around us – we just have to tune into them. This months theme has made me do just that.

I am so glad I found this CED blog it is really supporting my creative journey. A big thank you to Leah & all the inspirational people I’m connecting to via this challenge.

Today I blogged about my own story and my fictional stories being influenced by my coastal home. (Photos and thoughts are now on the blog post linked above)


Leah, I followed your advice last week and published my story of “Talking Bread Loaves” in three parts. Each part was short and a sampling of the writing I was doing. For part 1 and 2 I added a bonus feature of other artists. It all worked beautifully! (the results are in the pudding… )

Today is International Women’s Day. HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY to all women, and women artists! Congratulations to the men who appreciate their creativity.

Now off to begin another week of story writing for my new book Mona’s Work! Many thanks and big cyber hug Leah!

Good Monday Check-In, Leah! I created a blog for my own creative juices, of which I will be posting all spins of yarn-literary and who knows, along with visual/functional/etc…artwork I’ve done in the past and what I’m finding myself diving back into these days. Go to to see what’s new for the day, of which I’m attempting to commit to every couple of days or whenever the seeds of inspiration start to germinate, which I’m finding can be almost anytime! I feel good about what I’m doing, especially with my writing, which I’ve picked up more steadily these days and discovering outlets for freelance work as well. Talk about free the creative spirit! Here’s to March 2010!

This theme is so inspiring… the past, I’ve done just static portraits of fairies and mermaids and let the viewer make their own story about the subjects….but now, I’m using pages from old paperbacks and finding hidden messages within the text that then dictate my image….the story is first.
Plus, I like the idea that I’m finding a new direction from the words of a story someone else has already told. I’m finding these pieces to be so enjoyable! I hope everyone else does, too!

Happy Creating!

I love the Stories theme but find that I haven’t yet got inspired to create something with it. I have, however, been noticing what stories I tell myself in life (lots of silly ones actually) and find that really valuable.
I’ve been creative every day and recently posted a colouring but am otherwise wayyy behind in posting photos of what I’ve been up to :)
I tell myself a story that goes, “I can’t post a photos unless it’s edited perfectly.” which means I don’t post many at all. Working on rewriting that story for myself ☺

Hi Leah-
You do such great inspiring work. Thanks for all you do!

I’m clearing clothes from my closet and doing creative art projects with felted sweaters. SO fun!!

Happy day to you.

I’ve made a few new things, up on my blog now, but I’ve kind of gotten stuck in a rut… Anyone have a cure? I went thrifting today and got some beautiful new things. I’m hoping they’ll be a bit of inspiration to cheer me up until spring!

Also… I”m thinking of reworking the banner to my site… again. Let me know what you guys think, please!

I’m finding that stories are everywhere. They’ve been popping up daily! By the way, I checked out the Moth podcast- very funny- it’s a great show. Personally,there’s always a story behind my paintings. My newest painting is about the memory of a long ago summer’s day with my best friend.

Hi Leah,
I thought I was all signed up in January but I guess I did something wrong as I don’t see my name as a participant. I posted my 2010 badge. I did January’s challenge and posted, then got a little behind. Still working on February’s and stopped by to get March’s theme.
Love all your creative endeavors and those of all the participants too! Amazing how much art can be created with one word! Keep up the great work!

Hi Sandra, you signed up and have been on the list since January as “Sew Revived” (your blog name.) If you’d like me to change it to your name, let me know!

hi leah! i just finished translating a bunch of life moments yesterday into haiku – mini stories! xo, aimee

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